Author Archives for Dr. Gregory Corsan

Uterine Infection Found to be Unrelated to IVF Success

April 2, 2012 2:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Uterine Infection Found to be Unrelated to IVF Success

Multiple uterine factors are thought to affect the success of an IVF cycle including endometrial polyps, fibroid tumors in the uterus, scar tissue in the uterus, and possibly a subtle infection in the endometrial tissue that produces no symptoms (chronic endometritis). These infections are hard to detect by doctors and are thought to be present... Continue Reading


Women Ages 38-43 Have 3x Higher Pregnancy Rate With IVF Vs IUI

January 4, 2012 12:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Women Ages 38-43 Have 3x Higher Pregnancy Rate With IVF Vs IUI

The ideal and most effective means to treat unexplained infertility in older women is uncertain. Most fertility specialists proceed in a step‐wise fashion from simpler to more complex (an expensive) treatments to see what works for the patient. Insurance companies often require this step‐wise approach since it limits expenses. The step‐wise approach can sometimes be... Continue Reading


Blood Test Proves Reliable to Determine Fetal Sex

October 10, 2011 4:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Blood Test Proves Reliable to Determine Fetal Sex

A simple over‐the‐counter blood test that can determine the sex of your baby as early as seven weeks gestation has been available in Europe and elsewhere for some time. This test is useful for parents concerned about gender‐linked diseases, as well as for those curious about the sex of their fetus. American doctors have not... Continue Reading


Multivitamins Around Time of Conception May Yield Better Pregnancy Outcome

July 2, 2011 9:12 am Published by Comments Off on Multivitamins Around Time of Conception May Yield Better Pregnancy Outcome

A recent study from Denmark suggests that taking multivitamins around the time of conception may decrease the risk of preterm birth (PTB) or small‐for-gestational age (SGA) babies. Multivitamins are manufactured supplements that may contain a wide range of vitamins (including folate) and minerals. A prenatal vitamin is a specially formulated multivitamin designed to meets the... Continue Reading


In Vitro Fertilization

Thyroid Testing May Not Benefit Unborn Children Of Hypothyroid Mothers

April 9, 2011 10:52 am Published by Comments Off on Thyroid Testing May Not Benefit Unborn Children Of Hypothyroid Mothers

When pregnant women experience an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), many of their bodily functions slow down and there can be problems with the baby’s development. In the first trimester the fetus is entirely dependent on maternal thyroid hormones that cross the placenta. Subclinical hypothyroidism is diagnosed in 2‐3% of pregnant women who are without symptoms... Continue Reading


Can Taking Painkillers in Pregnancy Make Your Son Infertile?

January 3, 2011 11:31 am Published by Comments Off on Can Taking Painkillers in Pregnancy Make Your Son Infertile?

A recent study published in Human Reproduction, Europe’s premier reproductive medicine journal, suggests that taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, or ibuprofen (Advil) may raise the risk of undescended testicles in male babies, a condition linked to infertility and testis cancer in later life. Experts have been concerned for some time that chemicals that mothers may be... Continue Reading


Does Paternal Age Affect IVF Results?

October 7, 2010 12:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Does Paternal Age Affect IVF Results?

Several factors including changing patterns of marriage and divorce may be contributing to this observation. It is well known that advancing maternal age negatively affects fertility and increases the risk of adverse outcomes and complications in pregnancy. Women’s fertility is known to peak between the ages of 22 to 26, substantially decreases after 35 and... Continue Reading


Does Acupuncture Improve Pregnancy Rates in IVF?

July 8, 2010 10:25 am Published by Comments Off on Does Acupuncture Improve Pregnancy Rates in IVF?

A clinical study published in 2010 in Fertility and Sterility (Randomized controlled trial: effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization) by a respected group of investigators at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, casts doubt on the benefit of performing acupuncture in IVF patients. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese... Continue Reading